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Australian startup reinvents the process of giving

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - New website facilitates charitable donations by enabling people to make a public promise and pay a nominated amount to a charity if they break that promise.

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Crowdsourcing the meaning of life

Life Means What, Wed October 03, 2012, [PRESS RELEASE]
Humanity has been searching for “The Meaning of Life” from the beginning of time, but if could be argued that today – with global terrorism, ecological disasters, civil unrest, and economic meltdowns, etc.- life is more perplexing than ever before. If we don’t find answers to the big questions now, there may soon be no life left to interpret.

‘The We Conference’ To Unite Socal Women For Personal Growth, Inspiration, Support

The We Conference, Tue September 13, 2011, [PRESS RELEASE]
Irvine California - The WE Conference is a one-day women’s empowerment (WE) symposium that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the Concordia University campus in Irvine, Calif. The event will include local and internationally known speakers, a variety of performers, a luncheon and exhibitor booths.

UNICEF emergency supplies reach flood victims in Myanmar

UNICEF, Fri July 13, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Yangon, Rakhine, Myanmar - UNICEF emergency supplies have arrived in Thandwe township in Myanmar's Rakhine State to help families affected by the recent floods there.

Saving the Rainforest 1 Glass of Lemonade at a Time: Cub Scouts Raise Money to Preserve 8,523 Acre

PR Newswire, Fri July 06, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA - Cub Scouts from Takoma Park, Maryland recently raised enough money selling lemonade to protect a section of rainforest in Guyana more than six times the size of their hometown.

Stopping climate change is possible

World WIldlife Fund, Thu May 31, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
A new WWF report highlights 15 ways in which people, business and governments can reduce CO2 emissions and help slow global warming.

NIKE to Donate $6 Million in Footwear to Help Teens Get Active and into Sport During Summer Break

Business Wire, Wed May 23, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NIKE Inc. today announced the launch of its NikeSummerShoes program, which will deliver more than 60,000 pairs of shoes, worth an estimated $6 million, to young people in 21 communities from coast-to-coast to help them get active over summer break through sport, dance and play. Created in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), NikeSummerShoes is a key element in NRPA's "Step Up to Health" initiative, which is designed to leverage park and recreation assets to promote healthy lifestyles and build more livable communities.

MIRACLE BASEBALL TO HOLD ITS FIRST EVER BASEBALL CAMP FOR PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY CHALLENGED KIDS

Miracle Professional Baseball, Thu May 03, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Fort Myers, Florida, USA - Miracle Baseball has run baseball camps ever since it moved to Fort Myers in 1992. This season they will hold their first ever baseball camp for physically and mentally challenged kids on Saturday, May 13 at Hammond Stadium.

Crane hatching marks a first for Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Smithsonian, Fri April 20, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, DC - Smithsonian's National Zoo has announced a first in its 118-year history -- the hatching of a rare wattled crane chick.

Paraguay extends forest conservation law

World Wildlife Fund, Sun January 07, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Asuncion, Paraguay - The government of Paraguay has extended a law that seeks to curb deforestation rates in the Upper Parana Atlantic Forest.

Madagascar: Partnership improves school hygiene and sanitation

UNICEF, Tue December 12, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
BEKOBAY, Madagascar - It may seem like a strange partnership, but Madagascar's largest shrimp exporting firm, UNIMA, the Government of Madagascar, UNICEF and local communities have come together to build latrines where no one dared before.



Marin County First in Bay Area to Order Plug-In Hybrids

Rainforest Action Network, Sat October 07, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
San Francisco - Plug-In Bay Area, a recently launched initiative aimed at putting Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Bay Area roads, today announced that Marin County will be the first Bay Area municipality to place a soft fleet order for 22 of the vehicles.

Planning guidebook to help make walking safer and more convenient

EurekAlert, Thu September 14, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Though it's not a prescription to cure obesity or a magic wand to make traffic congestion disappear, the new Georgia Guidebook for Pedestrian Planning does provide detailed directions for administering a healthy dose of help. The guidebook, developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, helps planners assess their pedestrian environment and prioritize projects to improve it.

Expedition allows teachers to participate in polar research

University of Alaska Fairbanks , Thu September 14, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Fairbanks, AK - What better way to engage students in science than to apply lessons learned from fieldwork? This is the philosophy of Alaska teachers participating in the Arctic Expedition for K-12 Teachers, a program organized by the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a handful of international agencies.

European Parliament Declaration Calls for Ban on Harp and Hooded Seal Products

The Humane Society USA, Fri September 08, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Strasbourg - The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International today applauded the European Parliament for passing a historic Declaration approving a European ban on the trade in harp and hooded seal products

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